20 frenzy-worthy TV shows return for another season
We all know the difficulty of becoming obsessed with a TV show on a streaming service, gorging on the whole series, and then finding out that it won’t be back for another season.
Fortunately, there are plenty of shows to binge on that avoid this heartbreak.
From long-running shows you can sink your teeth into to trending series returning for the second round, here are 20 frenzy-worthy shows returning for another season, so there will be a lot more content going on.
Probably the most anticipated return of all shows in 2021, the third season of Succession should return this fall.
The critically-acclaimed HBO drama follows the Roy family, the dysfunctional owners of a media conglomerate, and family members’ infighting to reach the top amid the fragile health of their father Logan.
Lots of drama is to come, following Kendall’s explosive press conference at the end of season two.
This satirical dark comedy has moved to HBO Max, so its four seasons are perfect for a streaming frenzy – and a fifth is on the way.
Getting into what happens later in the series would be a major spoiler, but the series kicks off with Dory (Alia Shawkat) becoming obsessed with the case of a missing woman, whom she knew in college.
Jeff Goldblum has joined the cast for the upcoming fifth season.
If you never want your streaming frenzy to run out of steam, Grey’s Anatomy is the show for you.
The medical drama has been running for 17 seasons so far, and its 18th airing in September, so you’ll have your work cut out for you if you want to make up for it ahead of time.
Grey’s Anatomy is all about the work and personal lives of the staff at Gray Sloan Memorial Hospital, run by Meredith Gray (Ellen Pompeo).
The morning show
With its star cast including Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon and Steve Carell, Apple TV + The morning show was one of the liveliest series of the 2020 awards season, and a second season is on the way.
The show follows Alex Levy (Aniston), a news anchor who fights for her job after her on-air partner (Carell) was fired over a sexual misconduct scandal.
The first season has 10 episodes to feast on before the second season arrives in September.
Amazon Prime Video’s Superhero Series The boys continues to grow, with a third season and a spin-off already ordered since season two aired last year.
The DC Comics show follows the Seven, a team of superheroes brought together by powerful company Voight International, and the Boys, a vigilante group aiming to take down Vought and his corrupt superheroes.
Broadcast on Amazon.
Tuca & Bertie
Who would have thought that a cartoon about two anthropomorphic birds in their thirties would be such a success? Tuca & Bertie, with Tiffany Haddish and Ali Wong as the titular birds, was canceled by Netflix after just one season, but Adult Swim came to the rescue and ordered a second season.
Earlier this month, Tuca & Bertie has been renewed for season three.
HBO Max’s rom-com anthology series Love life kind of went under the radar when it dropped in 2020, but definitely worth a look.
The first season followed Darby, played by Anna Kendrick, from her first big romance to her last, and all the failed relationships between the two.
Season two has been commissioned and will star William Jackson Harper as the protagonist.
The Great British Pastry Fair
There is nothing healthier than to binge The Great British Pastry Fair and luckily for us, there is another season on the way.
The 12th season of the baking contest will air on Channel 4 in the UK this fall, with Noel Fielding and Matt Lucas returning as judges, and Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith returning to bully the bakers.
You know the score: a group of amateur bakers are tasked with creating technical masterpieces and mind-blowing desserts, while avoiding soggy bottoms.
The show is available to stream on Netflix in the United States.
The wonderful Mrs. Maisel
Amazon Prime Videos The wonderful Mrs. Maisel has been a cherished awards season with its first three seasons and we expect the same with its fourth, with the show renewed in 2019.
The comedy-drama sees Rachel Brosnahan play Miriam “Midge” Maisel, a New York housewife pursuing a career in stand-up.
Broadcast on Amazon
This HBO drama is a bit heavier than some of the others on the list but just as exciting.
Following a group of high school students and their experiences with sex, drugs, friendships, love and trauma, Euphoria helped Zendaya, who plays Rue on the show, win an Emmy.
The first season was followed by two special hours and the second season started filming in April of this year.
It’s always nice in Philadelphia
The half-hour TV formats are the easiest (and most addicting) to consume, so even though there have been 14 seasons of The weather is always good, we think it’s very bingeable.
The FX comedy follows a group of narcissistic friends (“The Gang”) who run an Irish bar in Philly, and is now the longest-running live-action comedy series in American television history.
Not only is The weather is always good coming back for more, he’s already been renewed for four more seasons, bringing him to 18.
Issa Rae’s Emmy-nominated dramatic comedy will end with its fifth season this year, so there are four seasons of goodness to catch up on.
HBO Unsafe received critical acclaim for her unboxing the experience of black women through the eyes of best friends Issa (Rae) and Molly (Yvonne Orji), who navigate their careers and enjoy living together.
Live action Star wars series The Mandalorian was one of Disney + ‘s biggest draws when the streaming service launched, and it didn’t disappoint.
The series takes place five years after the events of Return of the Jedi, and follow the main character of Pedro Pascal, a bounty hunter on the run after being hired to retrieve “The Child”.
A third season is in pre-production after the first two installments, while two spin-offs, Boba Fett’s book and Ahsoka, are also in preparation.
The Netflix adaptation of Jeff Lemire’s comic book of the same name premiered in June and has already been renewed for a second season.
Sweet tooth takes place in a post-apocalyptic world, where a virus that has swept the world leads to the emergence of hybrid, half-human, half-animal children.
Based on CJ Box’s The Highway book series, ABC’s upcoming drama thriller Big sky tells about a team of private detectives who are hunting down a kidnapper who kidnapped two sisters.
The first season stars Ryan Phillippe, Katheryn Winnick and Kylie Bunbury, with a host of new faces confirmed for season two.
The second season is scheduled to air in September.
Broadcast on FuboTV
HBO’s black comedy Barry follows Barry Berkman (Bill Hader), a hitman who travels to Los Angeles to kill someone but finds himself joining an acting class taught by Gene Cousineau (Henry Winkler).
The critically acclaimed series won Emmys for Hader and Winkler and a third season was ordered, while a fourth season was also written.
Filming for season three has just started, so you have plenty of time to catch up on the first two seasons.
Kill Eve has been renewed for a fourth and final season, so it’s time to catch up before the story ends next year.
The award-winning BBC America series stars Jodie Comer as psychopathic assassin Villanelle and Sandra Oh as her obsessed British intelligence investigator.
Season four will finally see if Eve Polastri decides to defeat Villanelle or be with her. It goes without saying that this will be quite the final.
Broadcast on FuboTV
Located in the 1990s, Cruel summer follows the life of two adolescent girls; Kate, a popular girl who disappears without a trace, and Jeanette, the outcast who apparently puts herself in her shoes.
The show has already been a big hit for Freeform, and a second season has been renewed, so we can expect more drama and intrigue – and another ’90s soundtrack.
Broadcast on Hulu
As Skins but for those 20 and over in office jobs, Industry follows a group of young graduates competing for permanent positions in a prestigious investment bank in London.
The graduates all come from different backgrounds, from Eton’s middle-class alumni to public school graduates, and must compete for limited jobs at the company.
HBO has commissioned the drama for season two.
Bong Joon-ho’s 2013 film Snowdrops has been made into a TV series, and there’s more to come.
The thriller follows the passengers of the Snowpiercer, a gigantic train that circles the globe and carries the remains of humanity seven years after the world became a frozen wasteland.
The show’s second season, which stars Jennifer Connelly, Daveed Diggs and Sean Bean, aired earlier this year, and seasons three and four have already been ordered.